Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Home from winter quilt retreat...

I had a very productive weekend.  I took lots of works in progress.

(crib quilt)


(table topper)


 By the time I was on the third and largest of the binding projects, I was getting pretty tired of binding!  :)  I stuck it out by rewarding myself with one m&m each time I removed another Wonder Clip.  I worked on this one while we were all watching the Oscars, and I finished it just before the Best Picture debacle.




This one needs a border, but then it will be ready to go out for machine quilting.

Since today was a short sewing day before packing up to come home, I wanted just a little project.  Today I begged some of my fellow quilters for their scraps, and I made some fabric origami butterflies.  I've been wanting to try my hand at making them for awhile, but hadn't gotten around to it.  The antennae in the photo above were edited in since I didn't know I would be making any of these.  In addition to the one above, I made some cute ones out of St. Patrick's Day fabric.


And to share some of the gorgeous things the other quilters worked on at the retreat...

This one was made by Caroline.  I love the pink fabrics.


Laura finished up her Hunter's Star.  Can you see the arrow heads?

Debbie finished up this gorgeous blue and white one.

I'm glad to be home, and Rudy is glad I'm home too.  I think we will both go to bed early tonight!
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5 comments:

  1. Doing binding is one of my favourite things. Plenty of time for chatting while hand sewing. Looks like you had a pretty productive time on your retreat.

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    1. I like it for the same reason, Catherine. I also find hand quilting very relaxing.

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  2. Retreats are great fun, a real treat to yourself. You got lots done, congrats! The butterfly is cute. How about a tutorial? And I want to know how close do you place your Wonder Clips? Lol ( if I was using that reward system, mine would be very close to each other!)

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    1. I am exhausted today! :)

      I've looked at lots of tutorials for the butterflies, and my favorite is http://thinkcrafts.com/blog/2015/08/18/fanciful-fabric-butterflies/ I don't like the way she irons them flat, they come out too squashed looking...but she has a compilation photo included in the tutorial that shows each step...very helpful and easy to follow. I tacked mine and tried to make the stitches as invisible as possible.

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    2. Oh, and the Wonder Clips were about 5 inches apart…yes…I ate a lot of m&m’s. :)

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